Those words were spoken by my 67 year old female client (she was imitating Popeye the sailor man) when she came for her last massage. The weeds this summer have been dreadful. Light winter snows, very early spring and unseasonably warm weather have make for the perfect weedy garden mess. Many clients have what I call the “Weeding Syndrome”, pain in the neck, shoulders, low back, elbows and arms. Weeding takes hours and when we do it we tend to over -do it by spending hours in bent or squatting positions. When I weed I sit on a milk crate. It’s the perfect height, I have a wide weeding range in front and to the sides, and I support my chest on my thighs. This method works well for me as long as I take breaks and stretch.
This is kinda what I look like with out the milk crate.)
The shoulders, arms and low back seem to be the areas most effected by weeding. A few minutes of stretching can save days of stiffness.
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Side Roll for your low back
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I do this stretch when I’m traveling. You should see the looks I get on the lawn or picnic table at road side parks.
I want this for my garden- do you think it’ll work?